#1
Yeah, um I just found out theres actually a plastic wrap of some sort covering the white part of my strat, I was messing around the other night and noticed there was an open "cut" so dumb old me started peeling it off....then came the "OOPS.......AWW ****"

now theres like an open area with the plastic peeled off and its sticking out pretty ugly, what should I do?


Peel off the entire plastic wrap cover or.....?
#2
Mine hide air pockets in it.. so i just peeled off the whole clear plastic cover. Are you referring to that? If not, i'd leave it alone.
#3
peel it off and paint it maybe?
but if it was the clear protective cover (ironic since its on a scratch gutard....) just take the rest off.
#4
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Mine hide air pockets in it.. so i just peeled off the whole clear plastic cover. Are you referring to that? If not, i'd leave it alone.

Yeah, the entire clear plastic covering the white part...should I peel it off?

If I do then the metal or w/e material the white part is made of will be exposed....
#5
make up a cool story about how you were attacked and used your strat as a shield

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#6
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Yeah, the entire clear plastic covering the white part...should I peel it off?

If I do then the metal or w/e material the white part is made of will be exposed....


uh...so? just peel it all off
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#7
Peel it off.
It's just to protect it from scratches at the store and stuff, there's no need to keep it on there.
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#8
OMG NO! NOT THE METAL, OR W/E MATERIAL IT IS, WHITE PART!

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...sorry. Anyhow, it's plastic, and it's in no danger whatsoever. Feel free to peel it off or keep it on, it really doesn't matter.

#9
By white part, I hope you mean the pickguard/scratchplate. If so, the scratchplate has the plastic cover on to keep it nice for first owners of the guitar from the factory, after one has bought it one removes the plastic sheet, and the white bit is in fact used as a pickguard/scratchplate. hopefully the white bit is made of acrylic plastic or something. If it's metal I'd be surprised.
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#11
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... the white bit is made of acrylic plastic or something. If it's metal I'd be surprised.


My Fender Strat has an anodised aluminium pickguard.
#12
wow. this thread is retarded.

the white part is the pickguard. it's made of plastic. the thin, clear film is simply to protect it during shipping. most people take it off right away. you're fine.
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#13
^ +1

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wow. this thread is retarded.

the white part is the pickguard. it's made of plastic. the thin, clear film is simply to protect it during shipping. most people take it off right away. you're fine.


I'd still prefer the story of getting attacked and using a strat as a shield..


post pics?
#16
I was so confused when reading the first post in this thread. I thought he somehow managed to peel a layer of finish off the body of the strat.
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#17
Bet its a Encore strat lol
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#18
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I'd still prefer the story of getting attacked and using a strat as a shield..


post pics?


PICS of damage!
#19
Just peel it off and eat it.

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#20
wow, seeing kids really having to ask such stupid questions worries my children for the future.

its a protective layer of plastic to protect the plate until final consumer, cellphones have them, TV's, alot of stuff, its also on the cavity cover on the back as well. . .


plus, it will cause more damage if you dont take it off, it gets all old and leaves residue on your guitar
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#22
HAHAHA this is a funny thread!

Threadstarter, when I got my first guitar about 2 years ago and I first got into guitar and what not I did the same thing! My first guitar was a strat and when I started playing I noticed that I had a couple holes in the "plastic" like everyone said its just a thin layer of protective plastic so that the guitar will be MINT when you first purchase it. Take it all off and dont worry about it. You have not ruined your guitar.

I actually remember doing the same thing and I am laughing about it. I felt like **** for about 10 minutes until I figured it out.
#23
Pics or it didn't happen.
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#25
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its also on the cavity cover on the back as well. . .


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#27
i ripped my plastic off but the the screws were screwed on when the plastic film was all ready on. So i didn't bother to take the screws off to get the excess plastic out. same with the volume and tone knobs
#28
Quote by striker327
i ripped my plastic off but the the screws were screwed on when the plastic film was all ready on. So i didn't bother to take the screws off to get the excess plastic out. same with the volume and tone knobs


I've got little bigs of plastic under the vol and tone knobs too. Do they just lever off? I've never wanted to try in case I broke them.
#30
^wow, teh danno!


and yeah, pull off the knobs, to get under them.
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#32
Quote by tubadude
wow, seeing kids really having to ask such stupid questions worries my children for the future.

its a protective layer of plastic to protect the plate until final consumer, cellphones have them, TV's, alot of stuff, its also on the cavity cover on the back as well. . .


plus, it will cause more damage if you dont take it off, it gets all old and leaves residue on your guitar


+1

Someone here wanted pics so.................


Damage? I seem to like it lol......
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#33
i ripped all that **** off right away, its a scratch guard whats it matter if it scratches a bit?
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#34
That plastic flim is meant to be removed. It's just there to protect the pick guard before being sold to the customer.
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#36
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and yeah, pull off the knobs, to get under them.

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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#37
Seems stupid to me but:

Surely the thing you peeled off is just the plastic wrapping on the pickguard?

EDIT: if it is, Just peel the whole thing off, it's not really necessary.
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make up a cool story about how you were attacked and used your strat as a shield


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